Same results! Ran down from Huntington today. Fish past the 43/ Corner for NOTHING!!
NO fish seen or marked, just tons of bait, empty paddies....
If you have to ask how far, don’t do it.
Not sure you should be running the engine with the flush hose, per my mechanic.
Mono for stretch and better to lose a short fluoro or mono top shot if you get smoked.
Sounds great! Very close to mine, but I use honey. Thx
Can you share any good marinade/brine recipes?
Awesome! Perfect grade right there!
Nice pics. Looks like he worked the island. Always great to get out there.
Welcome to BD! Nice boat
[ATTACH] 35' of Chain, 3/8" or 3 G?? (see pics).
265' of 1/2" 3 strand rope.
Very good condition. Changed windlass, so don't need this.
Bring on the Wahoo!
I hooked/lost 2 Blue marlin trolling for wahoo in 2015 off of Dana Point.. One was around 300, the other 600+.
I did get a 70lbish wahoo though!
What makes you a "Shark Expert"? Asking for a friend.
It's a lot easier to identify it once it's on the deck.
I'd sooner eat Ol' Roy.
Yes. I watched a yellow eating my chunks around the boat at the Vs, so I slipped a hook into one and killed it.
I freeze some carcass' and bury them in my garden when I plant.
Try the first V in 60’. Yt/Wsb galore- marks. No biters for us... Tons of calicos though. Beaches for butts. Good luck
Watch the weather. Today was BAD in the channel!
Nice I was there on a proline. We had killer marks, but only a short halibut and Calico galore. Ride back was brutal! Grats!
Delete pls. Thx
Buy a round trip ticket on the flyer and meet him there.
Also, you may get eaten there. That is a well know Great White hangout. Tickets and shark attacks may ruin your trip.
This is why I put a stainless set screw in my rail mounted holders....
Lmk if you have a last minute brutha... I may jump
I was gonna follow this thread, but remembered that I get local news alerts. Hope you make it to the ER.
Ok.... Kevin just LOVED fishing and would stop at nothing to succed!!! He got a couple of tickets from the warden in TX after they watched him...
After the last incident, I’m surprised there aren’t 3 people on watch.
Dude, you made a comment on somebody off your bow with fenders out. #coffee
Damn it! He cheated death a few years ago. Good buddy of mine.... We did a 3 day on my buddy’s boat about 12 yrs ago... Great guy.... So sad
Hey folks. Would love to at least try one actually. LMK if anyone has one laying around!
After I posted, I noticed the Johnson Rock area was marked, so ??
Yeah, this wknd was as bad as I've seen it. Wide open boats. My buddy caught a nice YT instantly ,ight outside of Avalon using a Rapala. We slow...
No... I know the email didn't tell you where. LOL
Now that there are different grades of Seaguar, BFT will ONLY bite the PREMIER. Dammit.
It could take 7 days to fill a one day limit. We're talking about BFT....
Excellent! Paddy fish?
one time we caught YFT trolling on the way in and the VA guy even got to pull on one lol.
That sucks Steve. If you are off the water for too long, send me a PM and you can jump on my boat. I'm in Rancho too.
Surg is the man!
I fished for 2 days straight before taking my boards. I figured if I didn't know it by then, I wouldn't know it. Crushed them! Fishing makes me...
Hmm. Anxious to see what it is?
Great boat! What is your burn like?
Sweet. Now go back to bottom fishing!
I stepped off of the Tribute after a 1.5 day last year and the Tomahawk crew was prepping their boat. It was very clear that this is a GREAT group...
Jason was looking for one recently?
Holy Fukushima! Not all fish are high in mercury. Choose another.
8' medium rod, 4' leader of 40lb fluoro to braid. (kelp cutter).
2 oz glow in the dark leadhead is my go to, along with a glow Jig with several...
Just grab a pipe wrench.
No, the Gammo "Whisper" reports like a HPR, IMO.
VERY loud. My buddy had the exact same experience.
I found one for 4ish on CL/ebay.
Facebass, followed by Instagrouper.
Just turn on your radar.
Make sure your life insurance is paid up.
Sun looks flat, no wind, maybe rain. As long as there's no lightning, I'm going Sun.
Did it have a striated liver??
Pretty sure 1 tow would pay for 5-10 days of parking.
Leave this crap out of an outstanding on the water report that many, including myself are enjoying.
Thanks Soda! Best of luck.
So if there is zero visibility, then ??
HF seems to work well. Eliminates your bolt catch though
Time to mow lawns, shovel snow etc. Save your cash and get a little whaler.
I appreciate your report. I believe they call it an "Indian Attack" when multiple Marlin rush your spread.
If you're bothered by smack talk,...
Surprised Dicks wound carry them, given the cartridge platform.
I guess this makes you a GW hugger.:D
Thanks for the report! Sounds like great fun!
You missed the joke bruh. :D
Spoiled brats! Donnie got this on clearance before FAO Schwartz closed. My kids have to settle for Fair stuffed animals. #Priviledge
This is why god created hoopnets/fishing poles. I’ll stay on my boat. :D
Life is full of calculated risks.
I fish an 2 spd hx with 80. I troll, dropper loop, rail it, everything. Haven’t caught a monster on them yet, but many yt/tuna etc...
Love mine. Phoenix blank.
Got off of the tribute a few months ago in the am after a 1.5 day and the Tomahawk guys were super friendly and upbeat at the dock!
Did the New Lo Ann hand this bite off? Looks like guys in starboard corner are standing around?
With that amount of freeboard, missed gaff shots are understandable.
They should have Sabikied all of his bait from his tank.
Invest in transderm scopalamine.
I predict we will see y’all behind SCI fishing Bluefin.
This is the Philosophy I have used this summer as well. So fun to see the stoke on a newb or Kids face! Priceless!
Their biting everywhere. The sporties think there they’re personal property.
It’s all good buddy. We are all in this thing for the same thrill! I’m overdue for a ghost! Good going. Cheers.
This is the perfect time to bring newbs/kids out for a great time!
I’m gonna bring my fly rod out!
Good going Eric!
I sold several Stripers for thousands.
#see y’all on the water
I tow a 25’ Proline with a a Tundra and it does great! Much better than a 454 Suburban or 1/2 ton Chevy in the past. The Duramax I had before was...
I’m totally into rigging my own. I actually tested several other spreader bars for an East Coast operation, which had a metal bar and similar...
I have 6 of them. I troll them 3-6 wakes back. They don’t foul, rarely pick up kelp and run fine @ 7-9 knots
Try ebay/google. Capt Bob still...
I watched the wind/seas build starting around noon. I beat it up North from Newport to Huntington. By the time we got to the Mussel farm, it was...
Archer Spreader bars. This thing has been magic this summer!
This is why my boat status doesn’t read NONE
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] Brought a colleague, his son with 2 buddies and my daughter out fishing today. First fishing trip for our company! Hit the pipe...
Thx! Safe journey home! We came in from Huntington at 1 and it was turning into a shit show!
Yup, Wils nailed it..
Thanks, and nice try!
I also noticed that despite the multiple other snarky remarks, I was the one who was singled out. It's all good. Not everyone has a sense of...
Before you and Cory get offended (Too late apparently),
:D = grinning/joking.
We've chatted at the dock more than...
As I say, without pics, why not make it #90?
Thx, Dan. My kids much prefer the salt. I found your trip schd, so maybe we’ll see you some time.
No, a local trophy and good eating. Bbq time.
There is nothing wrong with finding your own paddy, especially with kids aboard. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve told my kids, “Nope, we’ll...
Where is the video of the helium bft bite?? Can’t find!
Comfy boat. Crew is cool.
Mpg, not Gph
NICE! Stoked for you guys!
So cool to hook the kids up! Wtg dad!
Hey Dan. When is your next trip? Would love to bring my kids!
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Smiles say it all! The boys had a BLAST! Caught/released over 100 calicos. Also released a short Halibut and Ray....
Come fishin’ with me Bruh!
Noice! “Striated” liver.
Congrats and nice to see more reports of them in our zone. Last time I caught them was with Albacore. Water temp off of...
Thank you sir!
Look at pic
Ok, cool! Thx. Also, fishing the wall in Long Beach would be fine too. Any tips on where to start?
Ok, with with shady weather, I’m in a pinch.... Bringing my son(8) and 2 of his best buddies and fathers out for some fishing. I’m usually a go...
You’re not THAT guy. Entertaining read though.
That would be cool. There is slso cell service st SCI now;)
We also like cheeseburgers.:D
Good luck dude. I'll be out that wknd.
Could be, but I'm guessing the shark stands a much better chance of surviving with a piercing than facing an unlicensed Endodontist.
There are these new things called Pliers.... Why would you cut a hook out of a shark's mouth? You realize that the hooks corrode and fall out in a...
Sweet! It’s football season!
Looks fun though!
Awesome trip/Pics! Congrats!
6 sec = Golfing
I've done it. Threw my rig over attached to a backup rod. #228 YFT.
Better than working, which is what I was doing. Look at the bright side, you could have been pounded in bad weather AND got skunked. Thinking...
The fact that one leg liked this statement is humorous to me. LOL
Was trying to tie in the kid hanging out of it’s mouth with the recent kite flying locally and Avalon activities. :D
Slow troll helium balloon suspending a flying fish.
It ate a child that was parasailing.
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] Good shape with mounting hardware/lid. Holds a scoop. 30 gal?Would like to trade for a or rod/reel, Flyfishing outfit Or??
Thanks everybody! Makes the cost of owning a boat negligible.... Maybe palatable is a better word? My daughter has major fish envy.... Stand by....
Nice try. Seems Oside was the zone yesterday. Saw nothing north of there to Dana. Divers I spoke to on the 267 saw zilch. Better luck next time....
Looking for a large bag. Pls PM
For sure. Been a while dude. Hope to see you on the pond soon.
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Brought my son, my buddy Jeff and his son out early Sunday out of Dana Pt. Launched at 4:30am and got a nice scoop of dines and a few Macs. Tired...
Your chunk will get nervous right before it gets bit.
If fishing fluoro helps sometimes, why not fish it all of the time?
or at least start a thread asking for medical advice.... :D
I would have spent $15 on a spool of fluoro....
I worked, so your trip sounds better. Better luck next time.
My kids would love this!
Same for us on the 267 yesterday. Saw several feeders, tons of ponys. No FISH! Plenty of bait around...
Yup. Did a quick morning out of Dana. Fished the 267 with the kids for zilch. Saw several feeding marlin. Fished 20 or so dry paddies. Saw no...
We shall see.
Prefer LX or JX size. Preferably loaded with braid. Looking for an all around socal rig for a cousin. Thx.
Yup. This is the kind of intel I was looking for. Thanks!
JD reports rumors of local hoo/ blue marlin. Repeat of 2015? I bagged one large Hoo and lost 2 BIG blue Marlin right off of Dana Point. Any...
Foreacast looks ok... 4-5 at 11 sec, as long as it isn't a shorter interval.
Couple this with JD mentioning WAHOO!! I am seriously gonna start...
I'm gonna drag my marauders around!
This was a 2 day trip fishing at night. The landing doesn’t rent heavy gear.
Please wear a gopro and lifevest.
Ahhh. I even added a :D, in case you missed the sarcasm. Looks like we’re all caught up here. ;)
Yeah, you need to head to the 43 for tuna... :D
Sorry for your elbow, but there is some horrible medical advice here...
Yup. Blowing up a good cooler is as lame.
Has anyone tried Archer Bars?
Yeti distanced themselves from the NRA right after the Parkland shooting, along with Dick’s sporting goods et al. They supposedly cancelled...
If the Toronado is getting them, they must really be biting.
They’re only eating Owners right now.
Once saw a guy loading frozen 50lb Tunas into car trunk. Assuming it was a rental and also assuming he didn't consider the cleaning fee....
For those of you that don’t speak Spanish, El Nino means, “The Nino”.
I may have used my kicker to get within cell range.
I was at Cat for the past 3 days with my wife and 2 kids! Some people pick out bad wives. Sounds like we didn’t.:D
We should buddy boat some time neighbor. Heading to cat now
This could be a game changer... If fish feel the hook piercing their lip, I just don't think I could bare it......
Im very sorry to hear the news....Keep faith. Will pray for you and your family.
Maybe needed GPS to get to post office??:D
Lots of paddys in the area, about half holding 6-12 lb YT. Light fluoro worked best. Had a hand full that came on cedar plugs, feathers and a...
If you’re busy like me, call Surg at Expert Marine. Fantastic work and great guy! He’s also mobile.
Solid 38 lb! Wtg!
Bring a kite rig. :D
Shooting “at” an officer and keeping birds and not arrested??o_O
Awesome! Will give her a try!
No released them all. Showing the kiddos a good time. Are they crap?
Browns are on the chew in Cleghorn cyn. Hitting meal worms, mini jigs pretty well. Also saw a school of 3-5 lb stripers about 100 yards off the...
Nice boat! Any relation to Ed?
You’re 6’4 with heels, and that’s 38 lbs with 8 16 oz torpedos in it.
I joke and did yardwork all day, so you win.
I’m glad this has entertained Mike all week.:D
10 yrs ago caught my first cow on the X! It dumped my 30W, so had to send it over on the backup. Mike Ramirez walked up and laughed at me saying...
I’m looking for a similar boat with OBs. What about 2901, Whaler 28/30 conquest, Wellcraft 29 coastal?
Have you considered Henriques?
Best spent buck at fh!
Can we see some burn numbers?
Way to go dad! Deep diving plugs?
Maybe now folks will finally learn that fish don't hover under the paddy. Would be fun filming paddy wars offshore and shaming the perps. :D
How many hours? Burn/performance?
I got an error message when trying to load trailer, FYI. Tried several times.
Ok... set up charters online.
Fish Ketchikan, Juneau, and Kenaii river. Fairbanks is trailer zone
Has exhaust upgrade been done?
With the cost of a LR trip, I go back for seconds. :D
What kind of burn numbers?
Exhaust upgrades done?
That's why it's worth it (to me) to fish on private boats/charters.
Very Cool! Great work! Hitting SD/IA next wk for some Pheasant!
If you are that close, why would anyone bother with a multiday permit??
Hard Corey! Love it!
Just take your motor off after each trip.
The Tundra can tow a space shuttle.
Limited to 21 anglers. $200 each,
Leaves Fri 8-18 out of Dana point at 9 pm, returns Sat night.
I had a HPDI 200 on my last boat. I'll echo the fuel filter statements. The injectors have filters and there are a couple of "SECRET" filters in...
Yeah... walk away... Also nice to see a dry bilge..
I worked that day.
They tend to night go apeshit until they settle in for a couple weeks.
Circles are money on dodo. They haven't snapped in US waters quite yet... Soon!
Thx. Now the reef bite will rebound.
Think I paid 175$ or so from optic planet.
I like my nikon buckmasters.
Hammer clause- Tell the person that hit you to tell his insurance (in writing)to pay out fair market value, up to the policy limit. This puts the...
Why would you not pull the tags, for crying out loud??
Can't sell sport caught fish. Everyone on board has to be commercial, I was told by a commercial guy.
Let your conscience be your guide.
Is this another person trying to capitalize on flat falls? If $40 each, shame on you. There are many stores I will never order from due to ammo...
Here's a little secret: IE Turners has stock. Their own brand 250g glow have nicer FORGED hooks too and are 15$, I believe.
What a donkey move...
Nice deal and congrats Dan!
Way to go Mark!
They are a great looking platform, but ride poorly in a following sea, much like the 26' Blackman Billfisher Flybridge. I hate that "we're going...
2007 DRZ 400S
Nice going Mark!
I've fished this trip a couple of times when it was a 5 day... Great group.
I promise to catch, eat and release.
I'm usually able to get by without stabilizers on land.
Congrats! Your boat is larger than you think..
You bet Chris! I'm casually looking for a boat now. Let me know if you ever have space on a trip!
Sorry to see you sell Chris. I had the same Engine/Drive in my Striper. Very reliable/economical. GLWS
I like the aftco Ninja tops. The head/neck slip overs tend to ride up, exposing your neck, IMHO.
If the Navy closes the Island, maybe the 14 mi bank?? LOL
Just had two great trips out of Port Jeff last Thur/Fri! Great Striper/Fluke action!!
Sounds like a rough trip. I brought my family to Cabo last June for some fishing. We had one good day of fishing, then watched the wind howl from...
I was trying to beat his 15 minute hook up.:)
I was anticipating an immediate hook up on the C&R remark. :D
Why not play catch and release for a few hours?
No news is bad news
Whoa! He looked fired up! Very cool!
If I was a sportboat capt, I'd fish by Jonathan too. LOL
The state does plant birds. I know public land can get very crowded down there.
I have tried to crack the code down there, but people are pretty...
Pretty sure this is the boat my buddy bought..
yeah, what's with the crowd on wed?? Spring break?
Looks like a nice trip and better weather!
They're, I fixed it.
So the guy provides a detailed report and you focus on a technicality? Cool. We are all sponges near your fountain of info.
I thought the RP was on fire?? :eyepoppin
I just rigged up some 2 pound fluoro Sibiki rigs. That's the hot ticket to a quick limit - Shhhhhh.
You can always try some of the coastal kelp spots.....
I"m sure they were all gut hooked...
Even some Parker 25s have twin 250s. Better do more than fine, laying out that amount of cash.
Zukes over Yamaha?
Lets start there. Then, why put 200s and not 250s or 300s?
If you are buying this boat and don't have the coin to pony up...
What an incredible boat.............. Why not twin Yami 300 or 350s?
White Seabass rarely bite a hook and line.
4 people in my family. 28 in my freezer.
3 mi, and use common sense, especially if firing a rifle... Skeet with a shotty, have at it. It's fun to do...
Worst riding boat in following seas ever was a 26' blackman billfisher. No thanks.
Javalina is a Peccary.
I love my Beretta Al 391, 28"
Try Avila Ranch is Paso Robles. Clay is a great guy and the Ranch is loaded....
I bought some lead free 30-30 for this very purpose.
I was under the impression that 2005 was the last yr with the exhaust issue?
Would be great to spot paddies
Sounded painfully slow.
I'm surprised he didn't dive down to retrieve the rope to continue pulling! LOL
How long was the cooler floating next to him?? Geez...
Surg is mobile and does outstanding work! He is out of town at the moment, but will be back soon.
I recall Newport being closer to $20/day. You can drool over Bad Company on your ride out.
I would rather fish with my kids and pay for the whole enchilada. :D
Good luck Jeff. Wish I wasn't working!
For when somebody tells you to go fly one.
I thought trolling for pelagics was ok through MLPAs??
I must also share with you the fact that I've sent coolers stuffed with frozen fish overnight to the Midwest (BFE) and it showed up thawed several...
Don't assume Jeff. I don't know why, but they were much cheaper than walking in the others I mentioned... Maybe a mistake? I'll take it.
I want to walk on a half day boat and strap it to the stern rail! LOL
USPS, UPS, FEDEX. Price em'. I will text you
"I'm Skeptical!!" LOL
They actually had a fish hold with ice, we just never needed it. LOL
Let me know if want to bring your father on a good...
Nice of you Jeff. Why not vacuum seal it, freeze it and deliver(have him pick up) the cooler to him just prior to him jumping on a plane?
Nice meeting you and your father, Matt! Crappy trip, but we made the best of it... Now we know.
The crew OVERFILLED the bait tanks by about 100%....
Worse yet, I booked over phone with office...
We were bamboozled. I think you missed the point. Booked the Thunderbird, which got chartered, and was moved to the NONaggressor.
If you book an overnight out of Newport, make sure you're on the Thunderbird, don't assume.
I have nothing nice to say about the boat or Captain...
Watch out for the islands along the way. I've heard that hitting them doesn't end well.:eek:
Bump for a great guy, who I bought a 2601 diesel from. What gives Jim? Are you getting back in the game?
The 2601 diesel is a great, reliable,...
I've see people film while under way too, which is cool.
If you use 90' they can see the splice.LOL
When you see that, spend some time chumming, chunks, live etc
Great Job Surg! Lets head out again very soon! :D
I'd take opah over bluefin any day!!
Put a Hillary decal:D
Yeah Dan, anyone asking questions about your boat is signaling that they don't have the means. If you have to ask, you can't afford to make a...
Hx is fine. You don't need a Raptor. 20lbs of drag will land a100 lb class fish all day long. If you hook a cow, it can be done with some luck and...
This season, launch out of Newport and throw the feathers out after you clear the dock.
Wow Cory, what a run you've had. Makes tax time bearable!?
Thanks for sharing!
Big game is junk.
Try Izor XXX. Supple, strong and reliable. You'll never turn back.
WOW! Congrats on an absolute monster! How fast are you pulling the kite? How many yummys are you pulling? Just Wow!
I worked today.
What a chump that guy was.
I was thinking blumpkin.
I thought you had a cow? :rofl:
I have a handful of wahoo under my belt. They remind me of a wsb on crack. None of mine have ever been long, drawn out battles. Mine all made...
You seem to know your stuff, so I was curious.
How many Wahoo have you caught in your lifetime?
Awesome grade!! Way to outwit the invaders.
Is the boat still available?
Wow! Sounds intense! Send me a message! Sounds like you need help! Lol
I sold my boat, and have tons of gear and experience... Don't go solo!
I normally deploy a Mako Magnet and add a 5 gallon bolus of blood/chunk.
If you hook one of these fish, you may be towed 10 miles. I wouldn't do it without hanging with a boat.
Congrats! Fine lookin' boy there! It is so fun watching your kids pull on fish!
I thought about the GWs being all over the carcass when I heard they towed it out. Remember about 8 yrs ago when a naval ship accidentally killed...
You may want to review this thread and respond to unanswered questions Dan?? Just a thought.
I think I heard the dog fart underwater.
Sold. Thx Brian! Pleasure to meet you!
Sounds like I got a hookup already! :D
Just fish and enjoy what the day brings... :D
I've caught hundreds of schooly tuna. I'd be stoked to get a shot at a trophy in socal, let alone within eyeshot of land. Those bitching about low...
:mad:Fucking Brown Streak.:mad:
Y'all aint givin' anything away... Wow. Lower your prices maybe?
I'm gonna buy more marauders, as I'm not running wire this year. I'm willing to lose more gear in exchange for more bites!
Looks like a ball!
Good luck Jeff!
Looks like 9 miles inside of the 181....
I use Garmin Blue Chart app on iphone. Uses GPS, not cell signal. Costs $20 I believe.
Don't forget the tub of mayo! LOL
Yeah, I saw the ad on FB too...Lots of scuttle about long delays in delivery.
Take that money and have a few parties getting your friends trashed. While they're inebriated, convince one of them to buy a boat.
Bring frozen in case... You don't want her to be bored.
Ok, now you have 2 posts. Start selling shit, but make it cheap.:D
Very cool! That's a bigg'n
Good luck keeping up with the ferry. You may want to follow the Freelance around all day.LOL
Boathouse of Anaheim. I have dealt with Tom. He is a cool cat. Good luck!
Stripers and Kaenons are the hot ticket.:D
Its pretty hard... Hit the upload file button. :D
Amy's a great gal who can cook!
I caught 7 YT a couple of weeks ago on the Eldo. I noticed the crew was up all night catching these squid thingies...
Has this boat ever been involved in any San Diego Tournaments???
That sucks Clyde!
Fishing was slowwwwwwwww. Water rolled, big time. Green/64. Very few fish, even bottom grabbers. Had my bait slashed by a Sierra while trolling...
Thx man. I'm leaving Sat. Fishing solo this am on a panga.(if mother nature cooperates!)
Look up Fati sportfishing. My buddy Ricardo owns it and...
When did they move the channel islands to central cal??LOL
Brandon is the man. Nice going!
Wide open wind all week! Got a Hoo on Sunday! We just poked out of the harbor this am and turned back after a few miles... 5' swell at about 6...
Hunt before last in Paso, I killed 2 pigs dead in their tracks with one 150 grain Barnes 308 round.
Why not stick to non lead then? Its not like you will be taking a ton of shots...
Heck, head up to Paso Robles and whack a Pig!
I think I'd be afraid for my dog.
Good luck! I'm heading down next week, so I'm eager to hear how you do!
Nope, these get hosed down too. :D
EU2000 runs great! Quiet, reliable. No brainer.
I would never discuss price about a boat that has unknown hours/fuel burn. If you're serious about selling your boat, post up the info. I don't...
Good eats right there!
Holy Smokes! Triple action!
DID they finally add RSW?
More like, if you aren't willing to answer, I probably don't want to know. ;)
I have done well deep dropping with a heavy slider on YFT!
Hmm, 3/4 day on T bird. Atleast you got some!
Hi Dan. How many hours, and what is the fuel burn?
Nice boat Dan. How many hours, and what kind of fuel burn please.
WOW! Nice feesh!
Yeah, brace for Gavin Douchsome
Good. Hopefully some of the other douche canoes take heed.
Hereeeee we go!
Nothing wrong with YT and Hali!
Send Shad Burke a message
Nice boat! Would look at it if your were in socal.
Do you have a pic of the can??
Bring it on!
Yup! They are tough SOB! We both had to work for our pigs due to less than stellar shot placement... It was a humbling experience!!
Good rest, not so much. The guides rest was flimsy. He paused for a shot. There were 30mph gusts though. He drilled it, it ran 50 yds and dropped,...
I didn't get the snake. Somebody beat me to it.
I had a 2601 Diesel - Nice boat, but I'd stay clear of an outdrive in the future.
I had a 2101 with a 2 stroke outboard, which was a great little...
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Just a quick report.... Went out with a couple of buddies and guide Tom Willoughby and his son Blake...
Iron grill Rocks! Don't skip the fries either... YUM!
Bring a kelp cutter rig. My go to is 65lb braid with a 4' fluoro topshot. Bring 1-2oz leadheads. Pin 2 squid on. When it hits the bottom, twitch...
You may want to NOT PRINT EVERYTHING IN CAPS. AND USE FULL SENTENCES. :D
Looks pretty good though.
I bump the boat in gear basically.
I usually model each in the Bass Pro changing rooms and take selfies. I then post on Facebook. After 24 hrs, I buy the ensemble that garners the...
If the details aren't secret, do you mind sharing? Im buying something next yr. thx!
Yeah, waych those little fuckers! They can launch lol
Try the patch on a short trip before you go long. Put the patch on the night before.
3/4 + trips are already getting yt/tuna. Aug/sept rocks....
I'm considering one too... I think a bluewater tank on the swimstep would be the ticket!
I think you need an airplane to get your eyes in the sky. :confused:
Seal rocks is a good spot if the current os draining towards san clemente isl. good anchor spot too. Consider getting a mooring in avalon!
Just follow the sport boats. :D
Wow. That wasn't very smart. You could have been hurt like the shark was.
You may want to read the regs again, as FREE GAFFING IS ILLEGAL. :shake:
Maybe next time try chumming and flylining?
It's all about brown eyes.
Sorry for your loss. I have lost both of mine in the last 2 yrs, and it's never easy... :mad:
Looks great! I puckered when watching your buddy hoist a wahoo/jig in front of him so closely..... YIKES!!
I put my jaws in a lobster bait cage to avoid that! I then put the cage inside of another larger cage to keep the coons from dragging it away.
Awesome report Yani! Nice to see you're taking a break from your musical career. :D
Might need to recess the outboards into the transom?
WOW! YFT already? YT on Paddys? HEEEEEEL YEEEE
What is the size limit in MX??
Check your outdrive oil!
I'm pretty sure it was on the bottom. LOL
Soon! Good try
thx for report
Wow, just wow! Grats!!!
I'd love to see Cobia here, despite the chance of them devouring everything in their path!
I like the bait finder! :D
Brings back memories....
Needs a linear ctrack repaired on back, but is in great shape otherwise. I'm in IE.
Pick up dinner at staters and make a picnic basket for the beach.
Stater brothers and other grocery stores sell full meals to go for about 50-$60.
We did that last yr in Big bear and it was pretty damn good,...
Just let it slam closed and cover it with a camo cough.LOL
Very cool! What Round did you go with for the 6.8? I'm about to get set up for reloading....
Yeah, it weighs 16 lbs loaded!:eek:
I only brought it, as I knew this was gonna be a road hunting type trip. Notice The lack of...
I hunted a private Ranch outside of Paso Robles Friday. We looked all morning for little sign,until we spotted a group of 12 hogs on a hill. They...
Looks like a solid 150! Noice!
You may weigh advise given by folks that caught one in their life and are now experts. :rofl:
Fished are asses off, (7 trips!) Am gonna try for another, but grateful that my dad was aboard when we caught it!
I live by BPS and have told numerous managers that they need to revamp their tackle regionally. You can't carry the same shit at every store......
Now that there is a Huge El Nino. Wow
My neighbor broke ground on his zero scape this summer in July. 2 days later we got that crazy downpour. Hard not to LOL
I wonder if anyone has peeked at the Butterfly... The 43 is also on the way home.;)
Damn bro,don't be so harsh!!
Hopefully you bring a net, use barbless hooks etc. LOL
Please tell me that the Oreos are some kind of Halloween flavor that I don't know about. :D
What's next, dynamite?
This is straight outta Helgren's.
I got cornholed on 2 blues, one big, one HUGE!! I also caught a slob Wahoo, all within 12 miles of Dana Point. I caught a load of tuna and lost 2...
Way to go!
Will be in Dana Point this weekend to show boat. Will have Marauders! :D
"We don't always free gaff, but when we do, we use 5"
I would have kept it too. LOL
It's ok not to release this year. Apparently you missed the memo...8-)
How quickly we forget.... YFT in Dana Point Harbor not long ago.
PM/called. Still available.
Nice job Buddy!
Is boat ok??
What is "it"?
Gotta keep the heat on them, as mentioned. If they are just mouthing it, they can drop it.
Certain amount of luck involved.
There's this new thing out called a Marauder! :D
Sorry to hear about this. I've spoken to you a couple of times at the wash down in DP. That is a very unique boat, which should not be hard to...
Dana Point! :D
Are you willing to share burn numbers? I'm in the market...
I hear ya on numbers Jeff. Pops wants to hunt too, so will be good exercise/company either way.
I know I am very fortunate to have him. We are...
That does suck! Hope they recover/find the bastards.
Limit on squid??? :food-smil
We can discuss it over a Chukar hunt. :D
Thanks Jeff! Yup! We feel blessed!
Just ate it! We threw together a recipe that was insane!
Brussel sprouts sauted in olive oil, garlic,...
It's time to sell!
Thanks buddy! He bit the long, 2 wakes back. Short is in the wash and I pulled a bomb long/center. 1 bite, 1 fish.
Lets get another Cray!
Yessir! That is the plan!! :D
All BS aside, I am so excited to have caught this slug locally. My father pointed out that we had been skunked on the last several trips that he...
We got a Hoo 12 off the domes yesterday around 10 am. . It hit my buddies lucky orange/yellow marauder, which is glued together due to major...
Yes:D. It's that time of year.
12 miles off the domes on a [ATTACH] Tony the tiger marauder, 9 knots,
Pms responded to bump
Not sold at this time. Pm sent
Ok lets move onto a fluorocarbon/J vs. circle debate then. :D
Baby hen dodo
Wrong guy maybe? My bad, kudos!
Hmmm. They mentioned ONE wahoo at the washdown..... Just Sayn...:rolleyes:
I don't agree with " of course wire"...
You will get more bites with fluoro, but may lose more... Wanna get bit??
Moisten your line by letting it out on the way out. Stack it neatly.
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Nice! Just saw you at the washdown! Great going!
Nice rig! Burn #?
Wow Mike... Gratz on the Hoo and the Maw/Paw event was pretty heavy bro...
Cheers to you. God bless your folks.
Seems as if you're still trolling??
For now. PM sent.
Wtf?? Did you forget the lol or ?? If not, lol!
I'd love to do some cow cod research!
Im thinking he should contact whoever made his soap, deodorant, detergent, fuel, food, hooks, line, rods, reels, boat, engine, clothing, footwear,...
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Shimano is out of antireverse bearings/dogs for trinis until Nov....
Ken's reels came through..
Never heard of a giant Marlin caught on a shark rig at a party. Amazing!
That's correct Surg, 3 batteries.
Thanks for all of your stellar electrical work! We sure have had a blast bloodying her decks. More to come!
Nice try Mike.. Maybe it's time to cut the wire off?? Tis better to be bit than not. ... Sounds like there is a trend towards fluoro...
May be slow, but may go off as there is a storm rolling in...
Just wait, :rofl:
Yeah, wait till Eddie catches a marlin!!:rofl:
Flonase doesn't work like that... Takes a few weeks to become therapeutic.
Better off with Zyrtec the night before.
I muscled a striper to the boat in 5 minutes with 100lb fishing for cows. It sank out when we removed the hook. I had them try to gaff it, to no...
It's time to move up! This has been a GREAT boat! Yamaha 200 HPDI (2 stroke) runs fantastic! 920 hours. Gets better than 2 mpg at cruise- 25 MPH....
Way to go James and crew! I need to get out there with you and the Sunrise crew. I bought my boat from Jose, the previous from Jim Cockerham and...
Good question! I have had marlin strikes on both last week. Marauders are in the white wash, jigs are just behind them on the face of the second...
For all of the bleeding hearts around here, I have an idea. Why don't you get fired up about the dozens of blue marlin being hoisted up at local...
Nice report, but I thought the lip gaff/eye gouge method was en vogue these days??lol.
NOICE! Lets go out again soon fellas!
Nice going Eddie!
When are we doing Opah tacos?
I thought video and pics were proof?
I'm not a Marlin guy... Have released my share. It was exciting to pull on and see, but I was bummed that it...
Wish I would have known you weren't gonna go deep!
Noice! Did it have a seal or any pups in her belly?
Keep your eyes peeled for my MJG :D
Made my day, even season though... This is a Socal report, fyi. ;)
Here we go.....:D
I believe there was huge belly in the line. The fish went nuts and the friction was too much.
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This is about all I have... The fish had 2/3 (~200 yards) of my spectra dumped...
Had this week off, so planned on fishing hard! Had people lined up for most of the week, which was an issue my last week off in late July. (Yeah,...
Good stuff! We crossed paths briefly on the 267 trolling. Sounds like a good time!
Hooked a giant Blue Marlin yest off of sc pier 9 mi out. Will report with video and details later......
Nice! Tell your boss that if I was you, I would have booked a 10 day, ruturned his card and gave him a big hug while crying, "I love you man!" LOL
Nice try Mike! That was me with the big blue hookup!Will post report.
No hoo for us. Saw 2 30lbers at the DP dock on thur. Bait guy got them on...
I'm confident the blistering runs scare the shit out of a hoo noob! Runs are crazy, but they come to the boat after a few of them. Don't chase,...
What engine? I have a great Yami guy.
One zip, that was it. Gave a quick try locally. Good life 2 mi out.
Going deep shortly....
:D. Wow!!!! :D
Nice Striped Marlin.
Heading to Dana point right now to fish for wahoo this afternoon on my boat. who wants to come ?
Dave Hansen says they die after you touch them. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
It's all about numbers, but the capt. obviously underestimated the fact that a passenger was as douchey as him.
You're preaching to the choir Mike!
I was out in that storm in July with all of the strikes off of O'side. Let me tell you, we had some close...
What are the odds of being struck by lightning??:D
Pretty sure even we lost a blue today......hook opened up on a marauder!! Incredible show!
I hope peeps enjoy the football games today!:D
Fiber. Eat it. :D
Jeff is the man. Nuff said.
Yessir. Pm sent
Damn, Do you rockfish with sparkplug weights?
Nice report buddy! What days are you going? I have the next wk off!
So thats where they went.... Hoo are comin'!!!!:D
Lets go next week Jose/Hardcore
Good on you Chuck. We had a similar situation on our street where a contactor bought a small house, remodeled it into a 6000' multifamily rental....
Nice job/fish! They are a handful! Had one flop out of the boat last year. lol
The fish are already wet.
Yup. The firecrackers that have been found on kelps are perfect trainers for the kids. They get soooo fired up when we hook up! Always enjoy your...
Good going Corey. We found football yf and 5 lb yt on a couple of paddies about 12 off of the domes. Guess we lucked out. Talked to a guy that...
You can't have more than 5 less than a 24" fork length. Let them grow and chunk up macs and dines.:rolleyes:
I use a bobber to cast them.:D
Friend of anchovie expert. B
Not threadcrapping for the record, just offering encouragement for those of us who...
Good job Cory! My buddies got 21 yft a bit south of you on microchovie. Deans, chunks, macs got nothing. My how things change, but was wfo on the...
My buddy killed the YF today with microchovie....... Watch for birds...it's subtle..
My Striped Marlin weighed 671 lbs in Maui. Looked similar to this one, but larger.:D
Political correctness completey out of control.
They are Tuna tags, worth $500 each!
Nice Black Marlin!:D
.... Then the headlines read-"WFO YFT" "Limits".
Yeah, my father will not be fishing any sundays at this point.:D
More than school, NFL takes peeps out of the game. This is my favorite time of year!:D
It looks like they're getting them off the west end, FYI.
See Surg, he uses fish symbols too! LOL
Hmmmmm..... Maybe you guys were fishing US waters below SCI??
Very sad story for sure. A wise capt. once told me that if you travel at 10 knots or less in the dark, you will usually bounce off of an...
Nice day! Happy bday Clyde!
Wow. Sounds like people have gone above and beyond for you, then you flame someone for offering a trip?? Reread your post.Amazing.
Yup. Any additional info would be greatly appreciated!
Lets go load up and smoke/can em' Jeff!
Was it the green buoy in Bakersfield??
Gaff first, ax later8-)
Nice day up until the turtle part. Why would you do that??
It didn't bite better because it was obviously somebody else's paddy, duh. :D
You should be able to use your cell service around Catalina if wifi doesn't pan out. :D
I'll be working, so I'm jelly. LOL
I'd look at the temp break East of Catalina. ;)
Maybe it will sell if you offer it at, say, discount employee pricing?? Just a thought....
How much for the other boot?:D
My buddy caught an 80's neck tie to be precise
My buddy just caught a neck tie after 2 days on the water in Cabo last week, lol.
Yeah, got into it with the O 95 off of Carlsbad earlier in the season. Do they have some new mouthy wharf ratts or what?
Yeah, we were happy to get some action. Heard of a skippy on the cedar plug on the 267, unless that was you??
We hit a handful of dry paddies on...
Nice Eric! I lauched about the same time. Had a sicko, so cruised inshore from the 267[ATTACH] to salt creek. Got BBB and a rat yellow for my boy,...
Nice pics! Looks like great weather and good times!
I put a large owner treble, which works well.
Yup H2O2, Hydrogen Peroxide.
I believe the Dorado have moved north on the Pacific side. Right off of Dana Point actually. :D
Wow, lots of assumtions/false accusations/ misinterpretations going on here..
So, it surprises me that it doesn't last longer than a raw vacuum sealed fillet..
I'll take it. Pm sent
Where r you? Will take if local
Yeah, that's just silly.
Or should I have said peeling??
Whoa!! I heard they are still filleting:D
The 26' Blackman Billfisher is squirly in a following sea. No thanks.
I'll give you $400 brimmed with solid 65 pound izor.:D
Sorry, LOLgreat reel, just bought one.
Thanks! I found the parts! I aporeciate it!
Held 1.5 scoop like a boss!
I had an OS 45 gallon that was perfect Steve... Highly recommend.
Hello, I'm in need of an antireverse bearing and dog. The bearings are back ordered 3 months with Shimano. I have an email out to Alan Tani. Any...
Let me make a point. Be careful leaving rod with a circle hooked chunk in gear. That's like swinging and doesn't always bode well for a corner...
I have also noticed the Upland high and Mt. Baldy logos. Are you guys from IE?
I love the feeling of a nervous chunk prior to getting bit. :D
Nice video as always! Lots of frustrated, RUDE boaters on the water. Sad to hear. Way to slay!
Yes Eric! It's funny because the distal membrane was very tough and looked like plastic, where as the attached part looked fleshy, as in the pic....
Time to start leaving 50 yards of spectra on top of each paddy. :D
Cray Cray! Nope, we scored with awesome sauce! :D
You need to update your boat/Avatar bro! - Braggin' rights there! Lets fish soon. Going Sun....
I hear ya! We were heading to the 209, but stopped short due to the paddy, which was great! We heard the 209 bite was going well, but we had...
Hey Eric! That must have been you that I was chatting with at the dock yesterday. Sorry about your overheating issue. Hopefully it's something...
Awesome! Would be awesome to put a few in an aquarium!
Most definitely! Persistence paid off! Lets do it again soon Jeff!:D
If it was Cavanaugh(sp)?
Dude knows his biz...
Thanks Joe! The dorado really seem to be filing in locally. Can' wait to get my kids out
Nope, its another site. No prob. You'll get some. We have seen them on a lot of paddies, but most would't bite..stick with it.
Found a paddy in 73 degree water loaded with dodos. Not the best grade, but loads of fun and fillets. Kept 8, released a couple and farmed many....
Looks like a shitty deal, lol
Just follow the sport boats. If you get close enough, you don't need a radio to communicate. :D
Yeah, I heard of a wahoo spotted last week in the vicinity.... Wasn't sure if true, but now... Awesome. Marauders- check!:D
Wow... Thx for posting.
Maybe you only let them rest for 19 minutes?
Lets not forget that Non red diesel is 2.50/gal right now.
Yup. The best, compared to others!!
Good going pops! I have been going the ginger ale/ginger gum route lately with good success. You can also use meclizine. When the kids start to...
Lets do The Rover by Zepplin.:git:
Just get on channel 72 and ask for a radio check. For everyone that responds, ask for their position, water temp and a fish report. That should...
I read about Seiners starting up again locally...
Well Surg and I are definitely in for another trip before you sell, if you have time!Billy
There's another cat in Costa Mesa that built my last tower, Tom at fishing boats unlimited(?). Same Tom? Been a while, but he was substantially...
I once caught a BET. I was told if they clamp down hard enough on your jig, they won't release it until it thunders.
Yeah, maybe the Capts feel like they have to give you your moneys worth by driving around, but in reality, there is quality and quantity close to...
I saw the Freelance on the 277 last weekend, and the thunderbird was fishing the Oceanside - south stuff sun.
Lets clarify, 5 YFT per angler in MX, 10 in US.
2 BFT in US, None in MX.
You lost me at "I am good with a check".
That's where you blew it.
The 6 count was already addressed.... Circle hooks are another tool that prevents chew offs, which dodos are known for. Another point I'd like to...
Lets go with some ZZ top!
Awesome! The bait has been the main issue. They are going though so much of it.... Great pics!
American series, Orange Rod with blue/white wraps.
The fog was patchy and moving around, so hopefully they didn't willfully paddle out in it.... I'd be scared as heck out there in a yak in pea soup.
My boat(21' striper) is in Dana Point. I like to go at least every weekend and have a week off in Sept.
I need peeps that know the drill... IE,...
One of my buddies was pressuring me to get closer to the paddies. Right after I took this shot, a large school of dodos breezed within gaffing...
I was waiting to read that you gaffed him. :D
Is this what it takes to get bit?? Lol
Buy a gps app for your phone and carry a hand held radio, as suggested, along with flares and other required items.
If you're gonna take so much time and effort with your bait, why not go to an area with biting fish?? LOL
Did it have a striated liver?? :D
Turners has them. Call around
Great tunes. You a musician?
I dig the beer swigs mid fight!
Nice save on the rod!
Nice methodical approach!
Great stuff Slider!
Hey guys! Lets hook up! I've been on the fish pretty good, but there are down days! Would love to ride on your rig, if possible, as I'm in the...
Troy and Momo
How are you gonna do that without a boat?
Unless this relates to fish crashing through your hull....
Any Black Seabass???
Go ahead and revamp your bait system. It will start to work after El Nino. Lol
Don't stress. My thru hull can't sustain recent bait either:D
Nice trip! It looks calm.... Hmm
We will be monitoring 65/72 - Stratorcaster. Haven't decided on a starting point...
Would be happy to work together to find em'.
Don't lie. Relax. Good luck.
Wow Ed! Are you moving up? What a great boat!
I got tomorrow off. Gonna be a bit bumpy, but gonna go....
We have had several trips like that... In fact, I had the last week of July off and the fishing flat out TANKED the day before my week began......
Turners 25-60lb 7.5' Californian (by Phoenix)
Get in front of them and shut down. Follow their heading swing around the outer edge of them and shut it down and soak.
When you see life like that, you need to shut down, chum and soak both chunks and live. Try using a 1 oz slider on one rig, along with a couple...
I heard it's ok if you throw in an eye gouge. ;)
It's just as legal as the OP's.
Meh... We pulled 2 YF off of a paddy with divers in Saturday.We tossed em' one of them and all had some laughs. There are too many fish...
Like mentioned, if you guys didn't chunk up the dead bait, you blew it!
It was WFO this weekend on the chunk, which in some cases got bit better...
Awesome! I was wondering where you'd been! lol
I agree, cover the water column... One word of advice though, you may catch a black seabass on a dropper loop. If you do, don't bring it aboard....
Looks like you're Putin the wood to em'! :D
Plus, the Pink Seaguar benefits breast CA!
I watched a guy drift 30 yards off the of the Freedoms transom yesterday and they went nuts. The guy reached into his fish hold and proudly...
Yeah... We got microchovie too...
They said they had a load of dine/mac coming in at noon today. We had BFT boiling around us today in the...
My spin on it -
If it helps sometimes, why not use it all of the time? I was bit 4:1 over my buddys yesterday.
I would guess somewhere around 1.5-2 mpg, cruising at 3200 rpm. I had a 2601 diesel that got 3mpg...
Don't sweat it. You'll be fishing off of Catalina anyhow. :D
Good luck on your passport...
Unless it's a Yellow Finned Bluefin?? Lol
I like turtles.
Fixed it. :D
What a monster! OMG!! LOL
Can you imagine diving in the salon and closing the door, cracking to peek out once the thrashing/smashing haults?
Way to go pops! Bringing my kids out this wknd! Gotta break my daughters new rod in.:D
Luck is where planning meets opportunity! Phenominal!! Congrats!
They sound closer to 3 lbs, :D.
Way to get out there. Soon a new batch will move up!
What are the odds of 2 people falling over? The missing guy has jeans on, so doesn't sound like an intentional swim. Hopefully they find him soon....
Awesome report / effort!
Perhaps he was putting the wood to them??
I was about to recommend a little extra chain for shackles. :D
I'd rather buy 300' of chain attached to a heavy bruce anchor. Attach a large Buoy to it. Catch a few cows, then sell the spot to the next PBer,...
Better leave your bumpers out... :D
Way to go Jeff!
Browning- $50, work great and have held up well.
Marlin Calstar Pacific - dude is hardcore
Been waiting for this! Great going fellas! Great seeing you again Chuck!
Great meeting you Joe!
You guys killed it! Lets team up soon!
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